Discover art by emerging and established artists

Shadbolt Centre for the Arts offers a one-of-a-kind space to experience diverse artistic practices from painting to ceramics to sculpture, photography and more.

We're committed to promoting all kinds of artists and bringing their work to the community. We offer free admission and a welcoming atmosphere.

Browse current and past exhibitions

Unbound Gestures

February 21-March 31, 2024
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (Atrium, Centre Aisle Gallery and Encores Café)

Explore Unbound Gestures, our newest exhibition featuring works by Deer Lake Artists in Residence 2023. The opening reception with art talks happens on February 29 at 6 pm.

Participating artists: Mandy Tsung, Cat Hart, SF Ho, Nazanin Oghanian, Crystal Noir, Tamana S. H. Djuya, Rob Froese, Kennedy Snider, Michelle Grimm, Azadeh Mehryar, Brit Bachmann

Perpetual Navigation

Christian Nicolay

April 1-27, 2023
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (Atrium)

During the summer of 2022, Deer Lake Artist in Residence, Christian Nicolay had the opportunity to try working in clay. Merging real objects with hand-built clay pieces, these ceramic explorations integrate with his more familiar practices of drawing, sculpture and installation. 
Learn more:

unforgotten - my journey home 

By dawna mueller

February 27-March 29, 2023
Centre Aisle Gallery 

A solo photographic exhibition of large format analog black and white multiple exposures exploring the power of images in relation to memory, history and ancestry. 

Listen to the interview with Dawna Mueller and CBC Radio’s Early Addition:

Burnaby Photographic Society Print Exhibition 

December 3, 2022-January 28, 2023
Centre Aisle Gallery and Encore’s Café

The Burnaby Photographic Society is a diverse community of photographers, which includes amateurs, emerging artists and professionals. The variety of photos in this exhibition highlights the varied interests of the club's members. 

David Papa Solo Student Online Exhibition

Presenting Riflessioni di isolamento | Reflections on Isolation. Photos by photography student David Papa, exploring his experience and discovery of street photography.

Visual Art Instructors

We are pleased to share Shadbolt’s Visual Arts Instructor Exhibition 2021, showcasing the wide variety of skills and talents of our instructors.

Culture Days 2021: Birds I View 

Using the natural elements of picturesque Deer Lake Park, participants used bird stencils to search for colourful textures to act as background patterns for their birds. This was just one of the many free activities offered as part of Culture Days, a month long, nationwide celebration of arts and culture from September 24 to October 24, 2021. 

Langara College Ceramics Scholarship

Georgia Fairhurst and Dimos Kefalas were the recipients of the first Langara College Ceramics Scholarship, a program made possible by a collaboration between Langara College, the Northwest Ceramics Foundation, and the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. 

Shadbolt teen art exhibition 2021

Teen artists use photography, painting and pottery for reflection, self-expression, exploration and growth.

Greg Kimura: ceramics

Greg Kimura uses his quirky humour to design ceramic ware that'll make you smile.

Visual arts

Students showcase stunning artwork full of great details and style.

A Touch of Hand: alternative processes in photography

Photo-based artists showcase images created by hand either before or once the lens-based images have been formed. The methods used include pinhole photography, mixed media, cyanograph, scanogram and lumen printing.

Deer Lake Artists in Residence

Ari de la Mora and Richard Kent

Reimagine a traditional Mexican game called La Loteria, often referred to as Mexican Bingo, which uses historical images as the game's calling cards.

Susan Falk

Susan Falk uses oil, acrylic and pastel to express the vastness of the land and water Deer Lake Park encompasses.

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